The APIC Text Online

Comprehensive, peer-reviewed infection prevention and control knowledge at your fingertips

The APIC Text Online is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference for infection prevention and control (IPC). Written, edited, and reviewed by more than 200 subject matter experts, it reflects the latest guidelines, regulations, and standards of practice. 

The APIC Text’s 11 sections and 124 peer-reviewed chapters are broad ranging, covering everything from fundamental principles, microbiology, epidemiology, and surveillance to more specialized topics, including specialty care populations, special pathogens, occupational health, and supportive care. 

IPC programs have evolved significantly over the past 50 years, and they are affected by professional and nonprofit organizations; government, regulatory, and accrediting agencies; and scientific research and publications. It’s imperative that infection preventionists have access to the best information available to reduce risk. The APIC Text is your reliable source, designed to be a one-stop shop for effective IPC at your facility.

You can subscribe to the complete APIC Text as an individual or with your institution. New Chapter Collection subscriptions by topic are also available.



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The APIC Text is responsive to changes in the field, updated as standards and regulations change


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Table of Contents

Organized into topic-specific chapters and easily searchable from any device, the APIC Text can be used as an on-the-spot resource, as a training or study tool, or as a reference. (View the abstract for any chapter for free by visiting the APIC Text homepage.)

Overview of Infection Prevention Programs

  • Infection Prevention and Control Programs
  • Competency and Certification of Infection Preventionists
  • Education and Training
  • Accrediting and Regulatory Agencies
  • Infection Prevention and Behavioral Interventions
  • Healthcare Informatics and Information Technology
  • Product Evaluation
  • Legal Issues
  • Staffing

Epidemiology, Surveillance, Performance, and Patient Safety Measures

  • General Principles of Epidemiology
  • Surveillance
  • Outbreak Investigations
  • Use of Statistics in Infection Prevention
  • Process Control Charts
  • Risk-Adjusted Comparisons
  • Quality Concepts
  • Performance Measures
  • Patient Safety
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Study Design

Microbiology and Risk Factors for Transmission

  • Risk Factors Facilitating Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Microbial Pathogenicity and Host Response
  • The Immunocompromised Host
  • Microbiology Basics
  • Laboratory Testing and Diagnostics
  • Antimicrobials and Resistance

Basic Principles of Infection Prevention Practice

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Standard Precautions
  • Isolation Precautions (Transmission-based Precautions)
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization
  • Reprocessing Single-Use Devices
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

Prevention Measures for Healthcare-Associated Infections

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vascular Access Device Associated Infections
  • Infections in Indwelling Medical Devices
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical Site Infection

Infection Prevention for Specialty Care Populations

  • Burns
  • Dialysis
  • Geriatrics
  • Neonates
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal Care
  • Infection Prevention in Oncology and other Immunocompromised Patients
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Nutrition and Immune Function

Infection Prevention for Practice Settings and Service-Specific Patient Care Areas

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Child Care Services
  • Dental Services
  • Emergency and Other Pre-hospital Medical Services
  • Endoscopy
  • Home Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Imaging Services and Radiation Oncology
  • Intensive Care
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Long-Term Care
  • Long-Term Acute Care
  • Ophthalmology Services
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Postmortem Care
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Care Services
  • Surgical Services

Healthcare-Associated Pathogens and Diseases

  • Xenotransplantation
  • Biofilms
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Clostridioides difficile Infection and Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Prion Diseases
  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterococci
  • Environmental Gram-Negative Bacilli
  • Fungi
  • A: Diarrheal Diseases: Viral
  • B: Diarrheal Diseases: Bacterial
  • C: Diarrheal Diseases: Parasitic
  • Herpes Virus
  • Influenza
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Staphylococci
  • Streptococci
  • Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Parasites

Infection Prevention for Occupational Health

  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Volunteers, Contract Workers, and Other Nonemployees Who Interact with Patients
  • Immunization of Healthcare Professionals
  • Pregnant Healthcare Personnel
  • Minimizing Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

Infection Prevention for Support Services and the Care Environment

  • Sterile Processing
  • Environmental Science
  • Laboratory Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Healthcare Textile Services
  • Maintenance and Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Water Systems and Prevention of Waterborne Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Facilities
  • Construction and Renovation

Community-based Infection Prevention Practices

  • Public Health
  • Travel Health
  • Emergency Management
  • Infectious Disease Disasters: Bioterrorism, Emergency Infections, and Pandemics
  • Animal Research and Diagnostics
  • Animals, Visiting in Healthcare Facilities
  • Body Piercing, Tattoos, and Electrolysis

New! APIC Text Chapter Collections

We recognize that different care settings have different needs, and that you need reliable, specific information fast to help you do your job. Our new APIC Text Chapter Collections provide just that.

These curated collections are comprised of the chapters most relevant to your care setting and give subscribers access to the content that is most focused on their specific facility needs.

Ambulatory Care

Ambulatory Care

Contents 27 APIC Text Chapters
Member Rate $89
Non-Member Rate $109

Subscribe to the chapters that are most relevant to infection preventionists who work in ambulatory care centers.

Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care

Contents 32 APIC Text Chapters
Member Rate $99
Non-Member Rate $119

Access the chapters of the APIC Text that you need for your work in a long-term care facility.

Upgrading My Chapter Collection to a Full Subscription

Current subscribers to Chapter Collections are eligible to upgrade to a complete APIC Text Online subscription at a discounted rate. The upgrade will begin a new 1-year subscription to the complete APIC Text Online.

To upgrade your subscription, contact us at or (240) 646-7032 .